1979 born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2000 School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
2004 Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel
2009-2010 Instructor of Record, Figure Drawing, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2009-2013 Visual Arts Instructor, Brandeis Institute for Music and Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
2010 Masters-Degree (MFA) in Painting, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2010-2014 Visual Arts Instructor, School of the Arts, 92nd Street Y, New York, United States
2014-2018 Assistant Director, Brandeis Institute of Music and Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
2018-present Faculty, Visual and Critical Studies, Continuing Education Department, School of Visual Arts, New York, United States

Tirtzah Bassel lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, United States


"Milk Tongue", Martin-Mullen Gallery, Oneonta, NY, US (G)

"Canon in Drag", Slag Gallery, New York, NY, US (S)
"PLATFORM", in Partnership with David Zwirner, New York, NY, US (G)
"Tomorrow's Women", Natasha Arselan Gallery, London, UK (G)
"Four Artists Show Their Work", 601Artspace, New York, NY, US (G)

"Curated Choice: Female Figuration", Enter Art Fair, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Copenhagen, DK (G)
"Unconquerable Women: Benefit Against Abortion Ban in Texas", Martha's Contemporary, Austin, TX, US (G)
"Scapes", Slag Gallery, New York, NY, US (G)

"Domestic Brutes", Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY, US (G)
"Collective Disquiet", Musa Collective, Boston, MA, US (virtual) (G)

"Install/De-install", 601 Artspace, New York, NY, US (G)

"Close One Eye", Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US (S)
"When You Are Everywhere", Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, DE (S)
"Keynote", Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY, US (S)

"Volta NY", Slag Gallery, New York, NY, US (S)
"New York Paintings - 4 Junge Maler aus Brooklyn: Tirtzah Bassel, Dimutru Gorzo, Tim Kent, Dan Voinea", Kunstverein Worms in cooperation with Kunstverein Viernheim and Kunstverein Stuttgart, Worms, DE (G)
"Art@ SAP", SAP International Training Center, Walldorf, DE (G)

"Terminal", BRIC Arts Media House, Brooklyn, NY, US (S)
"Home Land Security", FOR-SITE Foundation in cooperation with The National Park Service, Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco, CA, US (S)

"Rites", Slag Gallery, New York, NY, US (G)
"I want To Hold You Close", Open Source Gallery, New York, NY, US (S)
"PERFORM", Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, NY, US (S)
"Adhere", Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, US (G)
"Human Territory", Slag Contemporary Williamsburg, New York, NY, US (G)
"Hort Foundation Benefit Exhibition and Auction", Boss Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY, US (G)
"Wagmag Benefit Exhibition and Auction", The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY, US (G)

"The Line Starts Here", Slag Gallery, New York, NY, US (S)
"Convergence", 808 Gallery, Boston, NY, US (G)

"Duct Tape Miami", Gitler&____, Miami, FL, US (S)
"Stop and Frisk", Strivers Gardens Gallery, Harlem, New York, NY, US (S)
"ROOMS", Gitler&____, New York, NY, US (G)
"El Paso/Juarez: Your Dreams Available Now", Purple Pop Up, El Paso, TX, US (S)

"Airport In Security", Chashama 461 Gallery, New York, NY, US (S)
"Line.Grid.Black.White.", Dreitzer Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, US (G)
"TSA Chapel", LABA Fellowship, New York, NY, US (S)

"From Origin to Originality: Contemporary Israeli Art", The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery at the JCC Manhattan, New York, NY, US (G)
"92nd Street Y Faculty Show", Weill Art Gallery, New York, NY, US (G)
"Pop Up - Pop In", Amalgamated Artists, New York, NY, US (G)
"I am my Beloved", Performance Project, LABA Theater, New York, NY, US (G)

"MFA Thesis Show", 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA, US (S)
"In Bodies That Don’t Keep", Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA, US (G)
"25th International Exhibition", Museum of Fine Arts Florida, Tallahassee, FL, US (G)
"Market", RKB Gallery, London, UK (G)
"Realization of Dreams", Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston, MA, US (G)

"Boston Young Contemporaries", 808 Gallery, Boston, MA, US (G)
"Imaging Desire", Aegis First Biennial, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, KY, US (G)
"Boston Printmakers", 2009 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA, US (G)

"Genesis", Collaborative Performance Projekt, American Dance Festival, Duke University Durham, NC, US / ALMA Home for Hebrew Culture, Tel Aviv, IL (G)

"Pieces of Change", Solo Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL (S)
"New Work", High Touch Gallery, Herzliya, IL (G)

"Work In Progress", Art Space Gallery, Jerusalem, IL (G)

Awards / Residencies / Scholarships

2002, 2003 Artist in Residency, International School of Drawing Painting and Sculpture, Umbrien, IT
2008-2009 Dean’s Scholar Award, College of Fine Arts at Boston University, Boston, MA, US
2009-2010 Boston University Woman’s Council Scholarship, Boston University, Boston, MA, US
2010-present Studio Residency, Chashama Workspace Program, Brooklyn, NY, US
2011 Artist Residency, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, CT, US
2011-2012 LABA Artist Fellowship, 14th Street Y, New York, NY, US
2013, 2016 Asylum Art, International Artist Retreat, Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY, US
2015 Awesome Without Borders Grant, The Harnisch Foundation, New York, NY, US

(S) Solo Exhibition
(G) Group Exhibition